OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland has acquired left-hander Jon Lester from Boston in a trade-deadline deal. The AL West-leading Athletics will also get outfielder Jon Gomes (GOHMZ) and cash for young slugger Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ihs SEHS'-peh-dehs).
UNDATED (AP) — Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches' poll. Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second followed by Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn.